At Undressing in the Evening

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Hymn XXXVI. At Undressing in the Evening  (1771) 
by Christopher Smart
From the Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1771).

HYMN XXXVI.

At UNDRESSING in the EVENING.

These cloaths, of which I now divest
Myself, ALL-SEEING EYE,
Must be one day (that day be blest)
Relinquish'd and laid by.

Thou cordial sleep, to death akin,
I court thee on my knee;
O let my exit, free from sin,
Be little more than Thee.

But if much agonizing pain
My dying hour await,
The Lord be with me to sustain,
To help and to abate.

O let me meet Thee undeterr'd,
By no foul stains defil'd!
According to thy Holy Word,
Receive me as a Child.

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This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.